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Tips

Risk of injury is an inherent factor in the sport of mountain biking, especially in the more extreme disciplines such as downhill biking. Injuries range from relatively minor wounds, such as cuts and abrasions from falls on gravel to serious injuries such as striking the head or spine on a boulder or tree.
Protective equipment can protect against minor injuries, and reduce the extent or seriousness of major impacts, but it cannot protect a rider against the most serious impacts or accidents. To truly reduce the risk of injury, a rider needs to take steps to make injuries less likely, such as picking trails that they can handle given their experience level, ensuring that they are fit enough to deal with the trail they have chosen, and keeping their bike in top mechanical shape. If a mountain biker wishes to explore more dangerous trails or disciplines, such as downhill riding, they will need to learn new skills, such as jumping and avoiding obstacles.
-    Wikipedia

Equipment for the Beginner

  • Helmet
  • Gloves
  • Glasses
  • Hydration Systems
  • GPS/ GPS App
  • Bike Pump
  • Flashlight
  • Heavy gripping shoes
  • First aid kit